"VPN Solutions" Please respond to the following:
•Imagine you are a consultant called upon by a large U.S. corporation having more than 10,000 employees nationwide. You are asked to implement a VPN solution for remotely located employees to access the same corporate resources as they could from their desktops at work. Describe, in order, the types of questions you would ask their management and IT personnel in an information-gathering session before providing them a plan of work.
When implementing a VPN within an enterprise environment, security professions should begin with asking the following questions: * What is the purpose of implementing a VPN? * Is our goal to save money? To facilitate remote access? Or is it to link end users and/or branch offices together in order to increase efficiency and productivity? * What existing technologies and resources do we have available to expedite this process? * Will the virtual network encompass users outside of our company? * What traffic patterns and load can we expect on the virtual network? * Will users be allocated specific times to access resources? How will we ensure enough capacity to fulfill needs? * What types of application, hardware, and software will be used to access and manage connections for the VPN? * Will our existing IT department be able to handle the reconfiguration of embedded devices such as firewalls, virus scanners, and the like? * Who will manage and maintain the VPN? * Are the above all worthwhile causes to implement a VPN over a dedicated line?
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